I posted these on my 'Super Accurate ANH/ESB Stormtrooper Costume' thread over in the Costunimg Forum, but I've moved it here as it was taking the thread Off-Topic (again!) I'd rather see more accurate costumes on that thread than questions about the gloves
I've been searching for a looong time to find accurate ANH Stormtrooper rubber gloves, including checking 3 different types of NBC (Army Nuclear Biological Chemical) gloves, that I thought were likely to have been used back in 1976
The High Resolution pic of Han in Stormtrooper disguise at the bottom of this post (Thanks to Paul C) show where the gloves have chcquered areas on the outisides of the fingertips. To the best of my knowledge this is the first proof we've seen of this pattern on the ANH stormie gloves, and believe me, I've seen a LOT of photos and videos etc. from behind the scenes
Well I've finally managed to find rubber gloves that are indistinguishable from the originals, and for all I know they may even be the same type as used in ANH. They have the aforementioned chequered patterns on the fingernail areas, as well as the palm of the glove.
I've never been a big fan of *vac-formed* plastic handplate armour for ANH troopers so I set about making some latex ones that I could glue onto the back of the rubber gloves...
Those aren't *my* sausage fingers by the way... they're my mannequin's LOL
Note the dark honey-colour of the cured latex on the back of the handguard on the right of the picture. If you watch ANH frame-by-frame as I often do you'll see loads of places where the white paint/dye has worn-off the troopers handguards, exposing this dark latex colour... probably with handling the blasters etc. etc.
Well I couldn't let my mannequin have all the fun, so I suited-up and grabbed a resin ANH blaster for a pic or two:
And finally, just for fun I took a section from a movie still of Han in the detention block, cropped one of my pics and grayscaled it to see how they'd compare:
This is not an Interest Thread, as I don't know if I'll be making anymore or not at this stage... If I do decide to then I'll post one up in the Junkyard.
Just wanted to show the fruits of my labour